Hyuncheol Bryant


Assistant Professor
Policy Analysis and Management
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs

428 Kennedy Hall



I am an assistant professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. I am an applied empirical micro-economist focusing on causal impacts of policy interventions. The main goal of my research is to understand the fundamental relationship between human capital investment and individual and societal well being in Africa and Asia, which is insufficiently understood. I approach the questions of human capital through a focus on health, education, and labor. I received PhD in Economics from Columbia University, USA. My research is published in leading journals such as Science, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, and other international journals.


The Role of Career and Wage Incentives in Labor Productivity: Evidence from a Two-stage Randomized Controlled Trial in Malawi (with Seonghoon Kim and Taek Seung Kim), Forthcoming at Review of Economics and Statistics

Knowing Is Not Half the Battle: Impacts of Information from the National Health Screening Program in Korea (with Wilfredo Lim and Suejin Lee), Journal of Health Economics 65 (2019) 1-14 (First and corresponding author)

The Role of Education Interventions in Improving Economic Rationality (with Syngjoo Choi, Booyuel Kim, Cristian Pop-Eleches), Science, 362.6410 (2018) 83-86 (First and corresponding author)

When Public Health Intervention Fails: Cost-sharing, Crowd-out, and Selection in Korea's National Cancer Screening Program (with Sun-mi Lee), Journal of Health Economics 53 (2017) 100-116 (First and corresponding author)

Promotion and Persistence of HIV Testing and HIV/AIDS Knowledge: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Ethiopia (with Beliyou Haile and Taewha Lee), Health Econ. (2017) 1394-1411, doi: 10.1002/hec.3425. (First and corresponding author)

Long-Term Care Insurance, Informal Care, and Medical Expenditures (with Wilfredo Lim), Journal of Public Economics 125 (2015) 128–142

Intermediate Microeconomics (PAM 2000)
Early Childhood Economics and Policy (PAM 4070/ECON 3725)
Global Health Economics and Policy (PAM 4140/ECON 3740)
Intermediate Microeconomics for Public Affairs (PADM5210)
Development Economics and Public Policy (PAM 5210)

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